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Mama Tried
 
 Merle Haggard
Kalox 1109
 
 
ID: 5416
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging CallKalox
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Quantity3
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
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OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

Circle left
First thing I remember knowing
Was a lonesome whistle blowing

Left allemande that corner, weave the ring
Just a lonely rebel child from a family meek and mild
Let's box the gnat, the girls star left two times
I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
Let's swing the lady round and promenade
Oh, mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better but her pleadings I denied
And leaves only me to blame, cause mama tried


FIGURE    A1, corner progression

1 & 3 (2 & 4) square thru 4 hands in the middle you do
When you see that corner girl make a right hand star
Heads star left in the middle of the town, you gonna turn it once around
To the same two you go right & left thru and then dive thru
You star thru and cross trail, well the corner lady swing
Let's swing the corner round, promenade
Oh, mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better but her pleadings I denied
And leaves only me to blame, cause mama tried
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Mama Tried
 
 

The first thing I remember knowing
Was a lonesome whistle blowing
And a young un's dream of growing up to ride
On a freight train leaving town
Not knowing where I'm bound
No-one could change my mind but Mama tried

One and only rebel child
From a family, meek and mild
My Mama seemed to know what lay in store
Despite all my Sunday learning
Towards the bad, I kept on turning
'Til Mama couldn't hold me anymore

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied
That leaves only me to blame 'cos Mama tried

Dear old Daddy, rest his soul
Left my Mom a heavy load
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes
Working hours without rest
Wanted me to have the best
She tried to raise me right but I refused

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied
That leaves only me to blame 'cos Mama tried

Lyrics by Merle Haggard.
Recorded by Merle Haggard.
 
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Handle List
1503  Circle (Left|Right)  [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
179 Box The Gnat [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1249 Twice (2 times) CONCEPT
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
2043 Special Star 1 (8CT to DPT)
1442 Center(s) IDENTIFIER
630 Left (used as Mirror) CONCEPT
2044 Special Star 2 (Facing to UTB)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
412 Dive Thru [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
354 Cross Trail Thru [A1]
1782 (Cross Trail Thru) To The Corner [Mainstream]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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